Hannah Huber is an American Literature scholar with an interest in sleep studies and the digital humanities. She received her PhD in English from the University of South Carolina in May 2019. Her dissertation “‘Power in Repose’: Sleep and Agency in American Literature, 1875-1916” focuses on the work of Henry James, Charles Chesnutt, Edith Wharton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and explores the circumscription of sleep and social agency in U.S. literary fiction. Currently, she is expanding her dissertation research into a book manuscript and digital humanities project. She was awarded the 2016-17 Elias Essay Prize (sponsored by the International Theodore Dreiser Society and awarded annually to a graduate student or untenured faculty for unpublished work on literary Naturalism) for her article “Illuminating Sleeplessness in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth,” which appears in Studies in American Naturalism, vol. 11, no. 2 (winter 2016).



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